Greg Handelsman from Punch Jump writes:
Are consoles dead? That's a question on many minds ever since OnLive, Inc. announced that it would bring on-demand hi-def gaming to any PC, Mac or television.
From the dawn of the gaming industry the consoles and medium in which games have been played has evolved. Games started out as plastic cartridges, then evolved to CDs, DVDs, and in the latest generation, Blu-ray discs.
Today, some games can be downloaded directly to a computer, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii through their ISP or the console's online network.
Now, OnLive is introducing a game platform that does not require a traditional console for playing video game software.